Strawberry Margarita Ice Pops, what a fun way to savor the last few days of summer! These yummy, sweet and icy treats are the perfect way to end a great Labor Day bash with Grilled Chicken with Peach Glaze and Garden Pasta Salad or, for that matter, they would also be a perfect way to kick it off too! If you like margaritas, you will love these Strawberry Margarita Ice Pops! Think sweet ripe strawberries pureed and then blended with limeade, tequila, and triple sec, then sprinkled with just a little bit of coarse salt. Oh yes, can’t you just taste them now!
These Strawberry Margarita Ice Pops will be your new favorite go-to frozen treat; they are refreshing, not too sweet, a little boozy, and full of ripe strawberry lusciousness and fresh limey flavor. Just the thing to elevate your summer entertaining to a new level. They are also extremely easy to make and impossible to resist. So what are you waiting for?
The ingredients are simple: fresh strawberries, sugar, frozen limeade, tequila and triple sec or another orange-flavored liqueur. Plus, if you like, a little coarse salt for garnish. If you want to make some virgin Strawberry Margarita Ice Pops for the kids, simply substitute orange juice for the tequila and triple sec. The only other supplies you will need are ice pop molds and wooden sticks. No ice pop molds, no problem, just use paper cups.
To make Strawberry Margarita Ice Pops, rinse and let strawberries drain in a colander. Remove the green leaves with a paring knife. Place the strawberries in a blender or food processor along with 1-2 tablespoons of water and process until smooth.
Combine the sugar and strawberry puree in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer, and stir until the sugar is dissolved which should take 1-2 minutes.
Turn off the heat and let cool slightly. Add the limeade, tequila and triple sec. Mix well.
Fill each ice-pop mold with the mixture and freeze for at least 4-6 hours.
To remove the ice pops from the mold, dip the mold in warm water for about 10 seconds.
If desired, garnish the Strawberry Margarita Ice Pops with a sprinkle of coarse salt. Serve immediately and enjoy!
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